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Jeff Gonzales 

  1. okepsidoe1ffAge: 30
  2. Started Chasing: 2005 
  3. Tornados seen: 85
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF5
  5. Closest distance: 0 yds

Ham Call Sign: KD0NMX 

Jeff is 30 years old, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He founded TornadoRaiders.com in 2007. Jeff became interested in severe weather at the young age of 8. It all started when he was playing outside and he noticed a funnel forming overhead...The funnel never became a tornado, but this sparked his interest in severe weather...

Eric Anderson 

  1. 13149951 1162416807144392 1802639648 nAge: 24
  2. Started Chasing: 2011 
  3. Tornados seen: 12
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF4
  5. Closest distance: 1 mile

Ham Call Sign: KD0STS 

Eric joined the TRC team in 2014. He came on to help with the web series we were making called Tornado Pursuit. Eric graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a degree in broadcasting. He specializes in photography and videography and has become a big part of the team capturing video and editing. When he’s not storm chasing he works as the Director of Photography for an Omaha based video production company. His personal website is www.andersonpictures.net

 

 

Brandon Hammons

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  •  Age: 25
  •   Started Chasing: 2009
  •   Tornadoes Seen: 34
  •   Closest Distance: 0 yrds
  •   Rating: EF5 

 

 Brandon joined the TRC team in 2013. He is from the Columbus, NE area. He grew up with a intrest in severe weather and was at first afrid of storms. That fear became something to conquire. He really became intrested in chasing after a hube tornado went near the Columbus, NE area on June 23, 1998. He didn;t get to see the tornado in person, but afterward seeing the power and the destruction he grew to have a respect for these. Ever since then he was hooked. The first tornado he saw, was the infamous Aurora, NE tornado(June 17, 2009), He witnessed the widest tornado on record (El Reno), and also chased the storm that dropped the largest hailstone on record, near Vivian, SD(July 23, 2010), which is something only 5 or so people in the entire world can say they saw both of those things.He is also a avid photographer. When he is not chasing his other passion is following NASCAR. He also owns a nice red Camero and we are trying to convince him to let us take it on a chase some time, but no such luck. 

Trevor Tetley

  1. trevorpicAge: 22
  2. Started Chasing: 2006
  3. Tornados: 17
  4. Strongest-EF-3
  5. Distance- 100 yrds

Trevor is 22 years old. His interest in weather was started at the early age of 10 when his dad took him out to spot for the small town we live in. Trevor was born and raised in Cozad, Ne. I went to McCook Community College where he studied for my Associates of Sciences. Trevor is currently studying for his EMT license to be better prepared n the event of a disaster & for his local Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoys every chance he gets to chase and see the beauty of mother nature at her strongest. Trevor stream live video with Severe Studios and is also teamed up with his local news station NTV ABC. When Trevor is not chasing he enjoys hunting and golf. 

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Tammy Bethel  

  1. tammAge: 42
  2. Started Chasing: 1994 
  3. Tornados seen: 80+
  4. Largest Rating Chased:____
  5. Closest distance: ____

Ham Call Sign: 

Tammy is a TRC Affiliate Chaser from Texas. Tammy began to have an interest in weather at a fairly young age...After seeing several funnel clouds, and a couple of tornadoes in the DFW area,

Brian Onstead 

  1. brianoAge: 34 
  2. Started Chasing: 2002 
  3. Tornados seen: 16 
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF3 
  5. Closest distance: 0 yds 

Brian was born and raised in Omaha, NE. Because of the interesting and diverse weather Nebraska has, Brian developed an interest in it at an early age. He enjoyed studying different aspects of weather, keeping up on the latest forecasts, and even drawing up his own forecasts...

TRC Affiliate Chasers

If you are interested in joining the TRC team as an Affiliate Chaser, email us for more info at

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Josh Vanden Top  (TRC Iowa Affiliate)

  1. 484133 559154863494 501532037 nAge: 27
  2. Started Chasing: 2007 
  3. Tornadoes seen: 36
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF4
  5. Closest distance: 100 yards

Ham Call Sign:  

I'm Josh Vanden Top, I was born and raised in Rock Rapids, IA and currently live in Sioux Center, IA with my wife of 3 years Heidi...

Rodney Nonamaker  (TRC Kansas Affiliate) 

  1. 12977059 1691383294462499 2885598477297557880 oAge: 32
  2. Started Chasing: 2013 
  3. Tornados seen: 13
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF3
  5. Closest distance: 0 yds

Ham Call Sign:  

Rodney is 32 years old, born and raised right here in tornado alley; Phillipsburg, Kansas to be exact...

Aaron Pippin (TRC Missouri Affiliate)

  1. 73178 1665694804465 7340903 nAge: 30
  2. Started Chasing: ____ 
  3. Tornados seen: ____
  4. Largest Rating Chased:____
  5. Closest distance: ____

Ham Call Sign:_____ 

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Carl Gott  (TRC Arkansas Affiliate)

  1. carlgAge: 25
  2. Started Chasing: 2006 
  3. Tornados seen: 30
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF3
  5. Closest distance: 500 yds

Ham Call Sign: 

Carl is 25 years old and lives in Greenwood, AR. Carl became interested in storms at the age of 6 when the 1996 tornado hit Fort Smith, AR...

Trent Bosler  (TRC Nebraska Affiliate)

  1. 13081743 10204730505497473 1063217667 nAge: 21
  2. Started Chasing: 2009 
  3. Tornados seen: 5
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF4
  5. Closest distance: 1 mile

Ham Call Sign:  

Trent is currently 21 years old. Trent originally grew up in the area of Pilger, NE but lives on a Farm outside of Norfolk, NE....

Ryan Garcia (TRC Texas Affiliate) 

  1. ryantrcAge: 21
  2. Started Chasing: 2011 
  3. Tornados seen: 12
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF2
  5. Closest distance:  1 miles

Ham Call Sign:  

Ryan is a TRC Affiliate chaser from Texas. Ryan has been interested ever since a kid...

Jon Guill   (TRC Oklahoma Affiliate)

  1. jongAge: 35
  2. Started Chasing: 2014 
  3. Tornados seen: 12
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF3
  5. Closest distance:  1 mile

Ham Call Sign:  

Jon is currently 35 years old. Jon grew up in a small Southeast Oklahoma town called Wilburton, and now resides in a small Southwest Oklahoma town called Elgin...

 

Eric Duncan (TRC Colorado Affiliate)

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  •  Age: 28
  •   Started Chasing: 2008
  •   Tornadoes Seen: 1
  •   Closest Distance: 
  •   Rating: 
  •  Eric is a TRC Affiliate chaser from Colorado. Eric has been taking a great interest in the weather from a little child....

Brian Nelson  (TRC - Nebraska Affiliate)

  1. briankkAge: 42
  2. Started Chasing: 2014 
  3. Tornados seen: 5
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF4
  5. Closest distance: 1 mile

Ham Call Sign:  

Brian became interested in weather after the 1986 Tornado west of Ponca, NE, he didn't get to witness the tornado, just the aftermath and clean up...

Brandon Pirrone  (TRC Iowa Affiliate)

  1. nnnnnnkkkkkAge: 30
  2. Started Chasing: 2014 
  3. Tornadoes seen: 4
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF3
  5. Closest distance: 1 mile

Ham Call Sign:  

I have been interested in weather since I was 11 after playing outside and seeing one touchdown in the field in front of me...

Shelly Nelson  (TRC - Nebraska Affiliate)

  1. 10929940 10202499743369814 6184733849570358514 n 1Age: 45
  2. Started Chasing: 2014 
  3. Tornados seen: 5
  4. Largest Rating Chased:EF4
  5. Closest distance: 1 mile

Ham Call Sign:  

Shelly is 45 years old, born and raised in Sioux City, IA, moved to Ponca, NE in 2009...

Korin Lee  (TRC Colorado Affiliate)

  1. korinleeAge: 25
  2. Started Chasing: 2011 
  3. Tornados seen: ____
  4. Largest Rating Chased:____
  5. Closest distance: ____

Ham Call Sign:  

Korin Lee is 25 years old and lives in Lamar, Colorado. He have been chasing for five years and got interested in the weather when he was 11 years old...

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